Kenya Film Commission Commits Over Half A Million To Support Film Makers Nominated For ZIFF 2018

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Kenya Film Commission is proud to announce that we are supporting a team of 11 local filmmakers to attend Zanzibar International Film Festival 2018 taking place in Stone Town, Zanzibar from 7th to 15th July 2018.

To show our commitment and support to the local film industry, we have committed over half a million shillings to sponsor the team of 11 Kenyan filmmakers to attend ZIFF 2018. A total of 54 submissions were made by Kenyan filmmakers into ZIFF 2018 for competition in various genres.

Some of the Kenyan films competing in ZIFF 2018 include: Who Am I by Wanuri Kahiu, Supa Modo by Likarion Wainaina, Misfit by Karanja Ng’endo, Keru by Victor Gatonye, Clench by Mark Ayabei, 18 Hours by Njue Kevin, The Cut by Peter Wangugi Gitau, New Moon by Philippa Ndisi Hermann, The Flesh Business by Denis Wanjohi Maina, The Yard by Busaka Jackton, Ball’n Africa by Silalei Owuor and Fihi Season by Carol Odongo.

We will also be screening the inspiring and beautiful new Kenyan film, Supa Modo. The film which had its much acclaimed world premiere at Berlinale in February has been heralded as a stunning debut for director Likarion Wainaina and its young cast. The Kenya Film Commission will be hosting the screening of the film on Wednesday July 11th at ZIFF’s main venue of the Old Fort Amphitheatre with various members of the cast and production team in attendance.

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The screening of the film will also be attended by dozens of high profile international film and TV industry professionals as it will form part of the official opening event for DISCOP Zanzibar. DISCOP Zanzibar, in its inaugural year, will be taking place from July 11th – 13th in partnership with ZIFF, creating East Africa’s largest and most important film and TV content gathering.

We have also made a call to the filmmakers who will not be attend the market to bring their marketing collateral which we will showcase and screen at our pavilion, which is one of the most visible in the whole market.

This active campaign is aimed at showcasing Kenyan film content on the international platforms as an export product which will generate revenue for the creatives in the country as well as creating meaningful jobs for the youth in Kenya.